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Mascot Halloween Costumes

A mascot is a person, animal or thing that is believed to bring good luck. Each mascot wholesale Christmas costumes comes with a jumpsuit with zipper, plush fur and detached hands and feet, contoured neckline for a comfortable fit on your shoulders. Apart from Halloween, these costumes can be worn on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the famous Mascot Halloween costumes are Bunny, Dalmatian, Elephant, Moo Cow, Pig and Puppy dog costumes.

If you’re thinking of wearing a Mascot costume on Halloween night, see to it that certain parts of the costume do not fall off. Prevent tail falling off in the middle of the game. All costumes are like party houses for germs and viruses. Never put on a wet costume. Be sure to spray down the costume with some sort of anti-bacterial agent before you wear it the first time and after each use. Remember that mascot costumes are oversized so you need to act oversized as well. You have to make things larger than life. Make sure that people in the last row or those watching the television can also see you.

You can choose from the various Bear Mascot costumes for Halloween night. Some of the costumes are Panda, Teddy Bear, Koala Bear mascot costume to Honey bear, happy panda bear, Kiki koala beer, Chocolate bear and cartoon bear the list is endless. Apart from Halloween night, these Bear costumes can be used to cheer the softball team, drawing in crowds for a grand opening or parade or simply entertaining at a child’s birthday party. You can also get child Bear costume or Toddler bear costumes. A bear costume is a great animal costume for a kid to wear as a Halloween costume or Purin costume.

Even wholesale Christmas costumes are available in many online stores. Some of them are Roadrunner, Woodpecker, Toucan, Seagull, Humming bird, owl, Hawk, Green parrot, Fierce Blue Jay mascot costumes. Woodpecker Mascot comes with head, body, hand mitts and foot covers. This costume is comfortable to wear and easy to maintain. You will love to wear such costumes. Kids would really look nice.

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Fancy Dress Costumes and the Options You Have

In the older days, if someone were to dress up, they would either dress up as a witch or a ghost. Well, news flash, those days are long gone. There are so many things that one can dress up as. Adults and children are starting to get even more creative with their fancy dress Christmas costumes. There are currently hundreds of ideas for those who have a fancy dress party coming up in the near future. There is a wide variety of outfits that one can wear if they plan on attending an event, party of holiday. You will be able to shop with the confidence of knowing that you will not be showing up at the party dressed in the same outfit that someone else has. Instead, with the help of the Internet and all the different choices, you will have the unique look that no other individual has.

On some places, you will find outfits that cover specific eras. As an example, you could be a hippie from the 1970s or a flapper from the 1920s. Many places have costumes that look realistic, which is perfect.

This will give you the chance to go back in time while you are wearing them. They are great for parties that are celebrating different eras or for retro parties.

You will find that drag queens are another popular choice. Men will be able to dress up as women and have a good time. These type are a big more hard to find, but if you look around, you can find them. Men that dress up as a drag queen always seem to be a big hit in any party. So, if you are a guy who is looking to get some attention, then this should work, especially if you put a lot of effort into dressing up as a girl.

You have some who love to dress up as a rock star. Just for one night, you could be a rock star too. This is the perfect outfit if you have always dreamed of making it big.

If you enjoy the thought of looking like one of these stars, then you will find many places that offer this look. The looks can be incredible and if you do it right, you could be the talk of the event.

You also have those Christmas costumes  that will help you get into the Christmas Spirit. You don’t just have Santa Claus. You also have reindeers, elves and more. Some stores out there also have costumes that will make you look like a Christmas tree.

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Christmas With Dogs – Making It Magical This Holiday Season

Christmas is a special time of the year, and if a dog is a part of your family then you want to make them feel every bit as special as you do and just as involved in all the action. Not only does this make them feel special, but you feel good as well – because naturally Christmas is better spent with pets. Here are a few simple steps to ensuring you and your dog have a happy holiday season.

Food is one of the most important parts of Christmas – sitting down with your family for a nice dinner or lunch is such a tradition that everyone looks forward to and plans for months in advance. And no doubt your dog gets as much enjoyment out of it Cheapest Christmas costumes , particularly when there are leftovers on offer. But you might also plan for your dog to eat something special as well. Think about what they will eat at mealtime, and ensure it’s something they love or is extra special.

Buying Christmas treats is another thing your dog will appreciate. Again, think about getting them something special that you would not normally get them as well as perhaps a few of their old favorites.

One other thing that people love to do with their dogs is dress them up for the Christmas occasion. There are all sorts of costumes you can buy that have a Christmas theme. These can range from popular favorites such as antlers that are worn on the head to traditional Santa style costumes. They make your dog look the part and will surely give the whole family lots of entertainment in seeing them all dressed up for the occasion. The one thing you should be aware of here is to get something that is suitable to their size, as many manufacturers can have different standards.

Another that will be sure to make your dog extra happy come Christmas morning is a nice selection of toys. Christmas is the perfect time to replace those old and tired chew toys, as well as get a few new ones to try out. Plus your dog will feel as much a part of the excitement as everyone else is unpacking their presents.

And where better to put these toys than your dog’s own Christmas stocking to hang on the fire? There are many cute and attractive designs that you and your dog will love. You can also ensure your dog is part of the action in putting up the tree by implementing a few dog themed  Cheapest Christmas costumes.

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Celebrate Christmas With a Themed Party

Parties are a time-honored tradition during the holiday season. They are the perfect way for friends, coworkers, and loved ones to gather together to celebrate the holidays. They are also the perfect opportunity to do something fun and different. For instance, you could throw a theme party. No matter who you invite, there is sure to be a wide variety of Christmas costumes party themes to choose from in order to match the personalities of your guests.

For children, there are numerous ideas that you can use for Christmas party themes because it is fairly easy to determine what make children happy. Throw them a Santa Claus party where everyone comes dressed in red with a Santa hat on. Make all of the decorations, serving plates, napkins, and cups Santa-related and maybe even invite a grown up Santa to the party to give out little gift to each of the children. You could also serve Santa shaped cookies and milk.

If a Santa Claus party doesn’t interest you, maybe a tree decorating party would. This might be a little more costly but probably not much more than what you would spend on any other party. Once you decide on the number of children that you want to invite, take a trip to your local dollar store and purchase one miniature Christmas tree for each child. You can get them for around $5 a piece and you can also purchase miniature ornaments, garland and tinsel for a very reasonable price. Again, as we did with the Santa Christmas party theme, make sure everything is Christmas tree related, such as cookies, napkins, plates, and decorations.

Even for adults, Christmas party themes can be a lot of fun. You can definitely use your imagination here. Costume parties are always a hit because it is fun to see everyone dressed in costumes. It really shows their imagination. For this type of party, ask your guests to dress up as one of the characters from one of your favorite Christmas cartoons or shows.

For example, if your favorite Christmas cartoon is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the guests could dress up as the Grinch or Cindy Lou Who Christmas costumes. You could even serve your own version of the Christmas feast with the “Roast Beast” and “Who Hash”. If you like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer have everyone dress up as Rudolph, an elf, or even the Abominable Snow Man and serve some type of food that you can rename “silver and gold” after the cartoon’s theme song.

Christmas is a great time of year and should be enjoyed to the fullest. Parties are the absolute best way to do so, whether it is with your children and their friends or your adult friends, family, and coworkers. You can create Christmas party themes from just about any holiday related item. All you have to do is use your imagination and have fun with it.

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Start Collecting – Napier and Sarah Coventry Costume Jewelry

Napier’s original company was founded in 1875, but the name Napier wasn’t used for jewelry until 1922. New Napier jewelry is still being produced, and can be found in most major department stores. Today’s ordinary costume jewelry just might be tomorrow’s collectibles, just as everyday vintage jewelry is in demand today.

Napier made a wide range of jewelry, intended for everyday use. Traditional designs are a feature of Napier jewelry, usually seen in silver tone or gold tone.

Napier Sterling is very collectible, and of course not as easily found as the gold-and silver tone pieces. Christmas pins are very collectible, and Napier Christmas tree pins are good choices. Christmas tree pins were made in gold tone and silver tone, some with rhinestone ornaments and garlands.

During the 1950s Napier produced a very popular line of chunky charm bracelets. Coins, Oriental motifs, animals and figures are very collectible.

There are many Napier marks, including “Bliss”, (1920), “Napier” in a cartouche (1920), “A” inside a circle (1923), “by Napier” in a shield (1942), and “Napier Quality” (1946). The most common is “Napier” in block letters. As with most costume jewelry, the copyright mark, © was added to the signature after 1955.

Napier produced a charming gray poodle pin from 1955 to the 1960s. Poodle pins were especially popular in the ’50s and ’60s, and many designers produced poodle jewelry Cheapest Christmas costumes.

Sarah Coventry costume jewelry has been sold at home parties since the 1970s. I remember my neighbors hosting jewelry parties that featured fashionable and affordable pieces. There was a wide range of styles and quality, with consistent attention to detail. Elaborate rhinestone pieces were well made, and there were many lower priced items as well.

For the collector, it’s a good idea to focus on complete sets of rhinestone jewelry, preferably in mint condition. Prices of Sarah Coventry jewelry are still quite low, considering the beauty and craftsmanship of the necklaces, pins and earrings. As more collectors discover these pieces, prices should rise. Try to find signed Sarah Coventry sets in their original boxes for maximum investment value.

Some of the marks you’ll see on Sarah Coventry jewelry are “SarahCov”, “Sarah” in capital letters, “Coventry”, “saC’, SAC’, or “SC”. All have the copyright symbol, ©, since they were produced after the 1950s, when the symbol was applied to costume jewelry.

As always, be sure that any vintage piece you are considering purchasing is in as close as possible to perfect condition Cheapest Christmas costumes . And even if it’s not vintage, the beautifully made contemporary Napier and Sarah Coventry jewelry are always fun to wear.

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Costume Party House Decoration is a Matchless Choice For Your Party!

Costume Party House Decoration helps decorating the venue with an ease. Instead of getting your parents and family together for making small and big preparations. You can now decorate into the room quiet easily with your friends. There are many items that add excitement to the place and the corner it is used to.

Once you start working on it, the excitement level would certainly go higher and higher. You would be tempted to fix items here and there. House Decoration Costume Party is more about teamwork, where all work towards a goal. Give the best of what you can, trying something new. Moreover, Halloween Decorations, Birthday Decorations, Christmas Decorations, Children’s Party Decorations, all would be prepared in a creative and dynamic way. Costume Party House Decorations cover a comprehensive list of items.

The range of items that will help you in House Decoration for costume parties include audio/video, books, balloons, cloth/nettings, furniture cover, pumpkin carving, portraits, patterns, paper/plastic cutouts, holiday specialties, special effects, miscellaneous decorations and many more. Each of them are further divided into sub-categories. Each item is unique and gives a definite meaning to the place it is used in the party.

From the vast range of Cloth / Netting you can pick Camo Crazy 8 X 10 Black Orange, Camo Crazy Blue Lt Blue 8 X 10, Camo Crazy Snow White 8 X 10Ft, Ghastly Cloth Per Yard and many more. As such Ghastly Cloth Per Yard comes in white poly cotton blend cloth. Once you stretch this cloth between two points it perfectly creates an eerie effect. This Ghastly cloth gives a gruesome haunted house atmosphere simply when you split its material in spots. Again when you go through Furniture Cover section and come across many items such as floor mat, chair cover, lampshade cover, wall border, sofa cover, wall enhancer, and many more. Each of these item is unique. For chair cover, pull any chair with 32 inches width and 43 inches tall, which gives it an extra ordinary look. This sitting skeleton design is one of the best choice. When you want to join friends sitting down on floor. Floor mat is one of the top choice. It gives the look of a dungeon hole with skeletons laying around.

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For Dressing Up Girls, Angel Costumes Make One Great Choice For Halloween and Christmas

Angels are mythological creatures that have been represented over the centuries through various artistic forms. Movies and paintings are the two forms of art which could capture in the best way the angelic theme.

Great painters, by representing girls wearing beautiful girls angel Christmas costumes, and actors impersonating these cherubic creatures under the most various forms. Angels are important in our culture, because they represent the good forces, the guiding light and have a protective power. Even if only mythology, it is good to associate important occasions with the theme of the angel.

For girls, angel costumes can become a way of expression. For example, at Halloween celebrations or Christmas time feasts, it would be nice to think of dressing up your daughter in an angelic outfit.

Artistically speaking, linking innocence and purity with the image of a girl of 8 or 10 is the most beautiful expression one can achieve. Also, when a little angel arrives in the family, dressing them up with angelic garments can be the most adorable gesture a parent can do.

For girl angels, costumes should be of a white color and assorted accessories. A nicely fitted halo and a pair of wings will have the best effect. It is not only a dress that can make up for a nice looking angel costume. A white longer top and white tights assorted with a pair of furry boots can also make an impression.

Alternatively, if you like to, you can also choose warmer colors, more cheerful ones. You have a free hand in combining white with red, white with golden or silver, and adding nice little accessories. Such an outfit is very appropriate not only for the winter holidays, but also for parties your child will attend, or for any other kind of celebrations.

The whole preparation, of buying such a Christmas costumes, or why not designing it yourself will be a very nice experience for you as a mother. Think of it as an artistic expression, and then the girls angel costume your child will wear will be the most beautiful of all.

Take your time, put soul in what you are doing and the outcome will surprise not only you, but everybody else who will be admiring your beautiful daughter. Family and friends alike will be amazed of what an angel you have created, and you will be definitely the proudest mother of all!

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Star Wars Costumes Rules All Year Round

Star Wars was a hit for many years specially during Christmas when lots of folks get Star Wars costumes as gifts or just dress up in a nice Star Wars costume for their Christmas party. Star Wars rules! Whether your passion is for the recent Clone Wars film, the prequel, or the original trilogy days, we have the Star Wars Cheapest Christmas costumes you want. Here are just a few.

Clone Wars was a hit among many fans, and if you want to dress as your favorite clone this year, check out two of our best costumes – Captain Rex and Commander Cody. Captain Rex comes in sizes for both kids and adults, and each of our selections comes with the body armor, jumpsuit, and helmet that will make you look just like Rex on the big screen. Hero Commander Cody comes with the realistic helmet, jumpsuit, and belt you need to convince fellow trick-or-treaters or party goers that you’re ready to execute Order 66 and do your duty to the Galactic Republic. Don’t forget to take a look at all of our Clone Trooper accessories while you’re here.

Few things define Star Wars better than Darth Vader, and if you truly want to look the part this year, the Darth Vader Supreme Edition is the one option you can’t pass up. One of the greatest replicas of the actual costume both David Prowse and Hayden Christensen wore throughout the series, you get everything you need to become the evil that is Vader. From injection molded armor to the leather-like jumpsuit, pants, and cape, each piece of this costume was specifically patterned after the model Lucas Studios used in each of the films. Moreover, though, you get great accessories with this buy like Vader’s lightsaber, gloves, and gauntlets so that you’ll look your best this year.

If you need something a bit softer, don’t forget to take a look at our Princess Leia costumes. Whether you need that traditional look for your young daughter or you want the sexier side of Leia with our adult costumes, you’ll find the look you need with the selection at Eastern Toys.

This year, let the force be with you as you choose from the best selection of Star Wars costumes in the universe. Whether you need to be a Jedi, a bounty hunter, a Sith Lord, or a Clone, stop searching every costume shop in town, and let Eastern Toys deliver your selection to your door!

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 Prince Charming and Cinderella Costumes For Dad and Daughter


Every Halloween is a special time for dads to bond with their daughters. And Cinderella costumes can make the Halloween holiday even more special. Could this be the year when you and your daughter dress up in Disney Halloween Christmas costumes to relive the wonder of Cinderella?

Thousands of retail stores and websites sell millions of Halloween costumes every year. Halloween is almost as popular a holiday as Christmas ad Halloween spending has become nearly as big a holiday as Christmas. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending will approach $4.5 billion dollars in 2009.

Girls love to spend time with their dads on Halloween. The latest trend for Halloween girls costumes is light-hearted. After all, who wants to scare a little girl on Halloween so that she’ll miss the fun of that day for the rest of her life?

Instead of wearing scary disguises, many dads can protect their daughters and share in the fun when they go door to door for treats, or attend or host a Halloween party. A Cinderella costume is a favorite theme for girls and a Prince Charming costume for their dads.

Do you remember the precious scenes of the Disney story of a poor orphaned daughter who has to live with her stepmother and cruel step sisters, cleaning the fireplace and doing the laundry?

Her fairy godmother helps her to go to Prince Charming’s Ball wearing a beautiful gown and glass slippers. She meets Prince Charming and they fall in love, only to have to leave by midnight. Then, Prince Charming finds Cinderella and is so very happy when the glass slipper fits.

Imagine how your daughter would appear in her blue Cinderella gown, and you dress up in a dashing adult Prince Charming costume on Halloween. Seeing the smile on your daughter’s face as she takes the hand of you, her Prince Charming that become a priceless moment to cherish.

Good dads don’t let Halloween be scary for their daughters. They make it fun for their daughter and themselves. Dressing up in Cinderella Christmas costumes as the Princess and Prince will make a perfect Halloween memory for many years to come.

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Halloween Costume Ideas – What to Wear and Where to Find It

Halloween costumes are to Halloween as Christmas trees are to Christmas – holidays that just wouldn’t be the same without these essentials.

Halloween is a creative occasion inspired by ghouls, ghosts, fantasy, fiction and of course fun! The question is – what are you going to be for Halloween this year? We’ve got some Christmas costumes ideas that will make your head spin including a full Wolverine costume inspired by the X-Men movies, a Michael Jackson tribute costume featuring the jacket from Thriller and the iconic sequenced glove plus combat fatigues and accessories for the G.I Joe inside you.

Let’s take a look at what’s in this year for the ladies. As always, adult themed Halloween costumes are most popular with young women – after all, who hasn’t met a naughty nurse or French maid at a Halloween party before? But not every costume for women needs to be provocative or scandalous, in fact, more women today are choosing to wear more wholesome costumes, like Dorothy from the Wizard of 0z or classic Wonder Woman costumes.

When thinking about Halloween costume ideas, think about who you would like to be in an alternate universe – what can you dress like to fulfill your vicarious dreams. Or, what scares you -horror movie characters are always a hit. Don’t forget about the funny category – like the one-night-stand (a costume that looks like a table with a lamp = 1 night stand) or a serial killer (dress like a box of cereal and cover it with blood)

There is no shortage of Halloween costume ideas to choose from, just remember to use your imagination. Making your own costume is always an option, but if you’re planning on wearing a costume that requires a lot of effort to put together, you may be better off purchasing your costume online or at a costume/party supply store.

Many retailers also rent costumes, which is a great deal if you never plan on wearing your Christmas costumes again. Much like purchasing a costume, simply choose from the inventory selection and give them your size requirements. On Halloween, just pick up your costume and get ready for the time of your life.